During my recent months-long stay in Bangkok, I would see these Lip Ice stands everywhere I go. I thought, “They’re probably that good”, but forgot about them after that. When I got back to Manila, I saw them again at Watson’s and seriously contemplated about getting one, but since I can’t decide which variant to get (and I was in rush), I passed up again. Much, much recently I read a review by Beautynomics and decided to get one (already!). I’m really a beauty gaya-gaya puto-maya like that.
What a relief! Lip Ice is a line of lip conditioners made by the US-based, Japanese-run Mentholatum Company. The one I got in particular is like mood ring for the lips, it changes to a brighter pink according to your, ah, body chemistry? temperature? Aside from that cute concept, Lip Ice actually does change to a flattering shade of pink, no need to stress, whatsoever. I’ve had many a disappointment with colored balms, with the way the color renders my lip. None of that heartache with this product.
This is how it changes on me. I love the natural “flushed” color and strawberry flavor/smell; it’s not citric strawberry, more like strawberry shortcake, yum!
An Artechoke Hearts/Farts? Hearts! The shade-shifting concept is genius, and the texture of the balm’s silky, not sticky; thanks to macadamia, jojoba, shea butter and aloe. Personally, I enjoy fruity lip balms but there’s an unscented version too. It is a tad pricey for just 2 grams, but since I’ll be sure to finish the tube (I have lots of cheap, but unused balms at home), Lip Ice is worth my one-four-five.